- Dr Mark Diesendorf teaches, researches and consults in the interdisciplinary fields of sustainable energy, sustainable urban transport, theory of sustainability, ecological economics, and practical processes by which government, business and other organisations can achieve ecologically sustainable and socially just development. Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy (Sept 2007 ) PDF "Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy" (Oct 2007 ), version presented at ANZSES Solar 2007 conference PDF More
- Professor Tim Flannery - "We are the Weather Makers". Video of a talk to schools . School Resources .
- Al Gore The Climate Project (Australian Conservation Foundation link)
Science Alert -the latest articles on environmental science issues.
Read from a number of exciting projects reported by CSIRO magazine ECOS
Activities to enact scenarios that will reflect Australia's changing temperature and rainfall patterns to 2070 relative to a 1990 baseline. The 50th percentile provides a best estimate result. Students can choose a particular area for reference by clicking on the map of Australia.
Produced by Questacon, this teacher climate change handbook (pdf, 2.4MB) has a series of hands-on activities, background information and curriculum links.
Understanding Healthy Waterways Package - Natural Resources Management in Tasmania -suitable for classroom activities Grades 3-6
Origin Energy Educational Resources suitable for classroom activities Grades 5-10
Home Energy Project Years 7-9
Curriculum Links on energy saving - Victoria, South Australia, QueenslandEnergy Australia- renewable energy The Campus Green Game!
A live, interactive, experiential simulation where 20–150 players become responsible for your school's energy use (and much else), as they make choices and plans that green your school. Bring it to your school, your college, your community.
Now, before the climate changes.
World Wildlife Fund Resources TopDangerous Aspirations: Beyond 3 degrees Warming in Australia
"WWF's Dangerous Aspirations: Beyond 3 Degrees Warming" report outlines the environmental consequences for Australia should the Australian government continue to support international greenhouse gas agreements that will ultimately result in a global temperature rise of average 3 degrees or more in the future.
The report shows that in addition to effects such serious loss of water resources and agriculture, increased bushfires, heat-related deaths, extreme weather and population displacement, a 3 degree rise in average temperature would trigger an unstoppable climate 'tipping point', where the threshold for irreversible change will almost certainly be crossed. This type of tipping point may already be occurring in the Arctic."Climate Solutions WWF's vision for 2050 3.24 mb .pdf
Tasmanian Climate Change -
a Hydro report
a CSIRO report
Australia is ignoring solar power: ABC News report - October 2007
The Silence of Extinction - a memorial project to heighten awareness of the annual global extinction rate. Use the link "For Schools" to proceed to appropriate strategies for a particular age group.
Australian Government Action on Climate Change - Policy statement .pdf
bigpicture.tv-talking heads talking sense. There are many resources here from well qualified ecologists.
Power Point Presentations
IPCC 4th Assessment Findings PowerPoint
In June 2007 World Education Fellowship held an International Conference to involve youth in the issues on Climate Change. Tasmanian students from Launceston Church Grammar School and students from Mumbai ( West coast of India) participated. You can view their presentation here .
Global Education in Context :
History of solar power . These pages present a history of significant milestones in the recognition of the Sun's source of energy and the changes in harnessing its energy. 2500BC-1435 1452-1767 1860-1899 1905-1954 1955-1984 1993-2007
The Synergy Between Renewable Energy and Emerging Transport Solutions- John Titchner, Manager, Business Development, Roaring Forties Tasmania. Delivered as The Stanhope Oration of the Australian Science Teachers' Association 2009.
This is a creative look at where renewable energy can take us in the not too distant future.Antarctica- the Coldest, Driest, Highest Continent on Earth . Power Point by Chris Forbes-Ewan .ppt 7mb Global Climate Change Student Guide -A review of contemporary and prehistoric climate change. Joe Buchdahl. .pdf
Tutorials In Science
Primary Online Tutorials in Science : Some basic lessons in science for teachers. Within this site. An excellent summary of the underlying science in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth&Space. We gratefully acknowledge Edupuzzles for this generous contribution to our work.